National Jeweler Network



Another holiday sales forecast comes in at 4 percent

Synchrony Financial is the latest organization to release its forecast for the holiday season, and it predicts single-digit growth in the same range as the NRF and Deloitte. 


JFC names local grant winners for 2014

The Facebook votes have been counted in Jewelers for Children’s 2014 Local Grants program, which distributes $10,000 to 10 local charities nominated by retailers and industry organizations. 


Platinum to average $1477 in 2015

Platinum prices are expected to rise slightly in 2015, analysts say, with jewelry demand anticipated to increase as well.  


WJA event aims to highlight local designers

The Northern California chapter of the Women’s Jewelry Association will hold its 17th annual “Designers by the Bay” event Oct. 29 in San Francisco.


Supplier News: Midas Chain goes mini

Midas Chain has launched its new East2West Mini Collection, which includes miniature versions of the manufacturer’s most popular styles.


How jewelers can use social media safely

With careful consideration about the information shared in posts, jewelers can utilize social media channels effectively without making their store a target for criminals. 


In NY, a good deed is among jeweler’s first acts

Call it mitzvah or call it karma; either way, one new retailer already has banked plenty of it after donating wedding bands to a local couple in dire need.  


What you might have missed

The most popular story on the website last week was a roundup of the fall’s most outstanding jewelry exhibitions. 


Global seminar on appraisals to take place Tuesday

On Tuesday, the GIA Alumni Association Minnesota/Twin Cities Chapter is scheduled to hold a seminar both online and off on the profits and pitfalls of professional jewelry appraising.